Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have issued a recall that can affect up to 56,000 2015 and 2016 Jeep Cherokee SUV models over an electrical issue with the power lift gates. Fiat Chrysler says water can leak into the control switch, which can cause an electrical short and fire. FCA says they haven’t received any reports of fires due to the problem - however, they have received two complaints, which prompted the recall.
FCA says they will notify owners and dealers will be tasked with inspecting the module and connectors for corrosion and will replace the shield that covers the module with a waterproof model.
Owners can contact FCA customer service directly at 1-800-853-1403.
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